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Amanda Murphy

  • position Throws
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Upperco, Md.
  • High school Franklin
  • position Throws
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Upperco, Md.
  • High school Franklin

Amanda Murphy Bio

USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2018, 2019, 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Indoors: Was the Gamecocks top weight thrower during the indoor season… Set new PRs throughout the season… Finished 2nd at the USC Indoor Open with a new PR of 18.81m (61-9)… Finished 11th at the SEC Championships, tossing the weight 18.76m… Threw over 18 meters six times during the season after entering the season never hitting 18 meters before in her career… Finished in the top three six times during the season, taking second four times and third twice.
Outdoors: Cancelled.

Indoors: Made strides throughout the indoor season, taking part in six meets in the weight throw for the Gamecocks… Tossed a personal-best 17.46m (57-3) at the Carolina Challenge to take eighth place… Best finish was at the USC Indoor Open, taking third with a mark of 16.88 (55-4)… Made an appearance at the SEC Championships, taking 16th with a mark of 17.23m (56-6 1/2).
Outdoors: Only appeared in the Hammer Throw during the outdoor season, taking part in eight meets… Improved on her impressive freshman campaign, improving at the SEC Championships to take 10th place with a mark of 55.47m (182-0)… Earned her third career victory at the Gamecock Invitational where she posted a personal-record throw of 56.95m (186-10), moving her up to the fourth-best mark in program history and best mark since 1999… Picked up another victory at the USC Outdoor Open with a toss of 53.31 (174-11)… Was the runner-up at the 125th Penn Relays with an impressive mark of 56.41 (185-0). 

Indoors: Competed four times in the weight throw… had a season-best throw of 16.19m (53-1 1/2) at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
Outdoors: Excelled in the hammer throw in her first competitive collegiate season… won the event at the Weems Baskin Invitational and the USC Open… threw a PR at the USC Open, moving up to seventh in Carolina history with a mark of 53.48m (175-5)… placed 12th in the hammer at her first career SEC Championships… also competed in the discus, getting better as the season went along… threw her PR mark of 41.11m (134-10) in a second-placed finish at the USC Open.

Did not compete.

High School
Was a three-time Maryland state champion in the shot put and also a state champion in the discus… Competed at both indoor and outdoor New Balance Nationals… Lettered in field hockey in addition to track & field.

Daughter of Mona Gorman and Ronnie Murphy… Has two siblings, Benjamin and Cara… Plans to major in Sports Management & Entertainment at South Carolina… Father played basketball at Jacksonville University and later for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.

Indoor Personal Records
Weight Throw
18.82m | 61-9 (2/22/2020 USC Indoor Open)
Outdoor Personal Records
41.11m | 134-10 (4/21/18 USC Open)
56.95m | 186-10 (4/13/19 Gamecock Invitational)